Nick Mueller
Nick Mueller
Title: Head Coach
Email: nichmue@siue.edu

Mueller joined the SIUE Athletics family in 2015 after spending the past five seasons as the head women’s tennis coach at the University of Evansville, where he led the Purple Aces to an 11-9 dual match record last season.

Under the command of Mueller, the Cougars have won two Ohio Valley Conference regular and post season championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament twice. 
 
During the 2017 season, Mueller led the Cougars to a perfect 21-0 regular season record while winning their second straight OVC regular season and tournament championships. SIUE advanced to the NCAA Tournament, falling to Vanderbilt in the First Round. Lexi Aranda and Mia Frogner were both named first team All-Ohio Valley Conference. Frogner was recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as the Central Region's 2017 ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner. The duo of Frogner/Tiffany Hollebeck compiled a 21-3 doubles record on the season.
 
In Muellers first season at the helm, the Cougars advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. SIUE posted a 19-5 record while being crowned the OVC regular season and tournament champions for the first time in program history. Aranda was selected first team All-Ohio Valley Conference after compiling a 52-12 combined singles and doubles record. Frogner and Madeline Hill earned second team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors. Frogner was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District V first team.
 

Becoming the 10th women’s tennis head coach in SIUE history, he takes on a program that continues to improve in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Cougars posted a 7-3 record in OVC competition and advanced to the OVC Championships for the second straight season.

A 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Mueller was team captain for three seasons and played No. 1 singles for two years. 

He began his coaching career with the nationally-ranked William & Mary women's tennis team in the spring of 2002 and served as volunteer assistant women’s tennis coach at the University of Wisconsin during the 2002-03 season. Mueller spent nearly three years as assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., before becoming an assistant at Virginia Tech in 2007.

Mueller helped the Hokies become an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Top 50 Team for three consecutive seasons. The Hokies were ranked as high as 37th nationally by the ITA in 2009. Virginia Tech earned the ITA All-Academic Team Award during two seasons with Mueller.

At Evansville, Mueller established a consistent program that advanced to the Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinals last season led by the conference’s top doubles team.

The Purple Aces performed well on the court and in the classroom, having earned the ITA All-Academic Team Award all five seasons under Mueller, compiling a team grade point average of 3.2 or better.